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During World War II Nazi Germany constructed a considerable number of fortifications in island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. As well as building many new fortifications, the German forces made their own additions to some of the existing...read more

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The Fort has been many things in its history. It was built in the 1850's as a military garrison, before more recently being used as social housing and as a base for island community groups.

Fort Richmond on Guernsey was built as a gun battery with high granite walls by the British to...read more

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In June 2013, a German Dornier Do-17Z, the last surviving bomber of the Battle of Britain, was lifted from the seabed off Britain, lay in 50ft of water at Goodwin Sands, near Ramsgate. It had spent seven decades at the bottom of the English Channel, this was his...read more

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Omaha Beach, commonly known as Omaha, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. Omaha is located on the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, and is 5 miles (8 km...read more

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On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Throughout the...read more

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In early June 1944 the ports, estuaries and rivers along the South Coast were preparing for Operation NEPTUNE, the maritime phase of Operation OVERLORD – The invasion of Normandy by sea and the liberation of France. The invasion fleet of almost 7,000 ships, vessels and craft set sail on the ...read more

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On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Throughout the...read more

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A German twin propelled Messerschmitt BF 110 bomber, nicknamed "Fliegender Haifisch" (Flying Shark), over the English Channel, in August of 1940.

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A returning B-24 Liberator of the U.S. Eighth Army Air Force passes over part of the invasion armada as the boats steam across the channel toward the coast of Northern France, on June 6, 1944

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